Road, Movie is interesting, but it takes awhile to get to the point.
Vishnu doesn’t want to sell hair massage oil for his father any more. He is a young man thirsty for a life of his own. When he finds out that his uncle is getting rid of an old truck, Vishnu promises to drive the truck to its destination. As he sets out, he encounters people and obstacles that alter his life.
The film is entirely spoken in Hindi and is translated in English subtitles. In most scenes where there is dialogue it tends to be a lot, so you have to pay attention. There’s nothing wrong with this, expect for you’re not in a dark movie theater where there is little to distract you. Either way, the dialogue is funny and easy to relate to.
Overall though, I found the action to be considerably slow. One moment you could be watching the truck drive for almost two minutes without any action, and the next Vishnu is encountering a new incident he must resolve. The balance was a little off, so you never knew when something might pick up.
Special features are slim on this DVD with “My Tribeca Story” and “An Interview with the Road, Movie Team.” Still, it was nice to hear some input from the cast and crew.
Road, Movie was a fine film. It suffered from unbalanced pacing, but handled it by providing a relatable story for anyone who has ever wanted to set out on their own.